As one of the world’s most dynamic countries, Australia has an immense requirements for skilled talent. Make the most of this opportunity by applying for an Australian Work Visa. With our years of experience with Australian Visa processes, Y-Axis is the perfect partner to help you launch your career in Australia.
When you work in Australia, you will enjoy basic rights and the same workplace protection rule as other local employees. All of this makes Australia an attractive destination to make a career.
The Australian government devised the General Skilled Migration program (Skillselect) in 2013 to replace the Australia skilled worker visas.
The Skillselect is designed to assess the skills of applicants under a point-based system so that immigrants with the right skills can be selected. The applicants are given points under the following criteria:
Age: Those between the ages of 25 and 32 score the most points while those above 45 do not gain any points.
English language proficiency: Applicants are required to take the IELTS test. If they score 8 bands or more, you get 20 points.
Skilled employment: If you have experience in an occupation that is listed in the Skilled Occupations List you will get points based on the years of experience. 20 is the maximum points you can gain.
Educational qualification: To get points under this category, your qualification must be related to your nominated occupation. 20 points is the maximum you can score if you have a doctorate while a bachelor’s or master’s degree will give you 15 points.
Australian qualifications: You can get five points if you have an Australian qualification from an Australian educational institute.
Regional study: You can gain an additional 5 points if you have lived and studied in regional Australia.
Community language skills: You will gain another 5 points if you have translator/ interpreter level skills in one of the country’s communities languages.
Spouse/partner skills and qualifications: If you have included your spouse/partner in the application and he/she is not an Australian resident/citizen, then their skills are eligible to be counted towards your total points. You will gain an additional five points if your spouse/partner must meet the basic requirements of the Australian General Skilled Migration
Professional year: You can gain another 5 points if you have completed a Professional Year in Australia in the last five years.
You must score a minimum of 60 points to qualify for a visa under the General Skilled Migrant Program.
Skilled Independent Visa: You can be eligible for this visa if you have the necessary skills and qualifications for specific occupations that are listed in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). This visa does not require the sponsorship of an employer. You can use the SkillSelect tool to find out if your skills are in demand.
Employer Nomination Scheme: Under this scheme, a permanent work visa is given to workers sponsored by their companies.
TSS Visa (Temporary Skill Shortage): Under this visa, individuals can work between two to four years depending on the employee’s requirement. Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ work experience and should be below 45 years. Companies taking employees on this visa must pay them the market salary.
Steps to apply for a work visa:
Y-Axis has extensive experience with helping individuals secure an Australian Work Visa. The key documents necessary to apply for this visa include:
Typically, the work visa takes 2-5 months to be processed. A Y-Axis Work Visa Expert will help you with the visa application processing and work with you to create a thorough and comprehensive visa application to increase your chances of success. Once your visa is processed you can travel to Australia for work.
The visa fees change from time to time. The cost of your visa is dependent on the date we receive your application. If there is a price increase between the date you lodge your application and the date the immigration department receives your application, you will need to pay the new application charge. You must ensure that you have the available funds to cover the surcharges.
Visa application charges are usually in Australian dollars (AUD) which must be paid with the visa application. However, in some cases, there are no visa application charges.